You may have heard this designer trick: Hang draperies a foot or two above the window to instantly make them look taller. Did you know that you can get the same effect with plantation shutters?
Add decorative trim around shutters and your ceilings and windows will instantly look taller. The deceptively easy detailing gives you a classic, custom look. This project involves some carpentry, but if you’re a novice, don’t be nervous. Lisa from The Pennington Point is here to tell us how it’s done.
Lisa Pennington lives in the country as a homeschooling mom of 9, and is the queen of home decor tricks that cost practically nothing.
With so many teenagers at home, she has tried to make her bedroom a safe, comfortable space for mom/teen talks. Her windows needed an update, and Lisa found that the Blinds.com Woodlite Shutters met her needs for privacy and coziness perfectly.
Taking Plantation Shutters to the Next Level
Lisa didn’t stop with just new window coverings.
“I wanted to make them look a bit more grand, more substantial. So I hopped in the van and went to the hardware store for some trim. I wanted to widen the windows a bit, so I got a 4″ trim. To stretch the windows to the ceiling, I got a package of beadboard and some smaller trim. In less than 3 hours I was finished with the whole project and my windows are perfection!”
Want To Give This Project A Try?
Get Lisa’s farmhouse-chic look with Blinds.com Woodlite Shutters. Find more inspiration to create a Warm Family Space in your home, check out Lisa’s Pinterest board: